Hello Susieben. You are not alone in how you feel, and not being silly. If it helps, i had left mx in Nov12, with recon and the tissue expander removed and replaced in Nov13, then reduction to rt side,at end of Mar14 to give me a new matched pair. I dealt with most of it ok until the end of March, then got very tearful and depressed. My GP suggested some counselling, and my BCN referred me to MacMillan-(Positive Action on Cancer) and I have just finished about 10 session(weekly) and now feel more me, I would say normal but we all say what is that. Today I have actually done some gardening, first time this year. So all i can say is be kind to yourself, take it one step at a time, and maybe speak with your BCN. Its a tough journey, but we are all on here to help you along .
Take Care, Huggles, jenny.
Many thanks for your prompt reply. It does help to know that I am not the only one feeling like this. I have had a look at the Maggie's centre but there does not appear to be one in my area. But I will have a look for something similar.
I hope all goes well with your second recon op. Not sure if I am going to go down that road yet. Please keep in touch.
Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult time for you. I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon.
In the meantime, maybe you would like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer practical information as well as emotional support. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.
With best wishes
I newcomer to the forum and this is my first attempt at joining in. I am just so sorry that I did not find this sooner, it would have been a big help to me over the past ten months.
I had a masectomy in November,followed by chemotherapy and finished my radiotherapy last month. I was on Herceptin every three weeks but they have to stop that for the time being because of a problem with my heart. I have to see a cardiologist on Thursday and he will decide if I can restart the Herceptin.
I really thought after finishing the radiotherapy I would feel so much better, but a depression seems to have come over me. Everything seems such an effort, cannot be bothered to do anything or go anywhere. I know I am as miserable as sin and horrible to live with. I suppose I thought life would get back to normal but what is normal now. My son (who lived with me) emigrated so had to move out of my house, now living in a flat with my partner (how he puts up with me I shall never know), breast cancer in November and made redundant at the end of November, have not worked since. So what is normal now?
Sorry to sound such a misery but is there anyone out there who has felt the same and how did they snap out of it.
Would love some advice.
Thanking you in advance